San Ramon May Boost Fines and Fees
Original post made by jrm on Apr 27, 2010
on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Plus, I would appreciate any information as to how these proposed increases compare to the current Danville PD fine schedule.
on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:36 am
I am sure you would not think a $50 fine for parking in a fire lane was "onerous" if your house was on fire and an illegally parked vehicle prevented the fire department from saving lives.
on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm
As usual amerikan misses the point, very few of us live in a house with a no parking fire zone marked in front of our lots, the issue is the city can arbitrarily raise fees without much public resistance, not that a fire zone infringement fine is too expensive. It is of interest that some cities that partnered with the "red light camera" companies over the last few years (San Ramon included) are now getting a substantial push back from the citizens since the accumulated data is showing the majority of tickets are for "California Stop" violations costing $375.00 and the resultant auto insurance premium increases downstream for the offenders exceed that total over a 5 year period. Moreover there is no evidence of reduced collisions which the camera companies hypothesized would result after their installation. I know amerikan is all for a police state in the end but this runaway parking fee bonanza (A la Walnut Creek) should be curtailed at some point. I know he could care less about sports field fees but they seem to be raising those aggresively when all the rest of the evidence indicates we are getting more obese and access to these facilties should be made even more available. What the heck, Chevron, among the world's biggest conglomeration of wealth has their corporate office in San Ramon, why must the city stick to the soccer, kids football, and little league participants?